|MT(1)||General Commands Manual||MT(1)|
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mtutility sends commands to a magnetic tape drive. By default,
mtperforms the requested operation once. Operations may be performed multiple times by specifying count. Note that device must reference a raw (not block) tape device. If device is of the form “host:device” or “user@host:device”,
mtwrites to the named tape device on the remote host using rmt(8).
ejectis simply an alias for
mt, with the
ejectmay also be used to eject other types of removable media. The options for
mtare as follows:
ejectare as follows:
is ignored). On non-tape removable media, the
offlinecommand causes the media to be ejected when the last operation on it closes (i.e., the filesystem is unmounted).
TAPEdoes not exist,
mtuses the device /dev/rst0. The
TAPEvariable is ignored by
TAPEenvironment variable if the argument device is not given.
mtreturns a 0 exit status when the operation(s) were successful, 1 if the command was unrecognized, and 2 if an operation failed.
$ eject /dev/rcd0c
mtutility appeared in Version 2 AT&T UNIX.
|September 3, 2010||OpenBSD-5.9|